Welcome to our guide to the Dogue de Boxer.
The Dogue de Boxer is a mix of two different breeds, the Boxer and the Dogue de Bordeaux.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Dogue de Boxer breed of dog.
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Why Choose a Dogue de Boxer?
What type of owners buy a Dogue de Boxer?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Dogue de Boxer breed?
Why do you think the Dogue de Boxer is special?
What are your favourite things about the Dogue de Boxer?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Dogue de Boxer and not another breed?
How would you describe the Dogue de Boxer temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Dogue de Boxer over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Dogue de Boxer?
About The Breed
What colors of Dogue de Boxer are most popular?
What does the Dogue de Boxer look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Dogue de Boxer breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Dogue de Boxer and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Dogue de Boxer have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Dogue de Boxer?
What is the breed standard/description for the Dogue de Boxer?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Dogue de Boxer that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Dogue de Boxer breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Dogue de Boxer?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Dogue de Boxer breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Dogue de Boxer match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Dogue de Boxer – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Dogue de Boxer puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Dogue de Boxer home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Dogue de Boxer, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Dogue de Boxer weigh?
When the Dogue de Boxer is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Dogue de Boxer ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Dogue de Boxer smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Dogue de Boxer growth chart?
What breed group does the Dogue de Boxer come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Dogue de Boxer is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Dogue de Boxer with children?
Do you think the Dogue de Boxer is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Dogue de Boxer get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Dogue de Boxer owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Dogue de Boxer or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Dogue de Boxer be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Dogue de Boxer during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Dogue de Boxer?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Dogue de Boxer breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Dogue de Boxer puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Dogue de Boxer?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Dogue de Boxer cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Dogue de Boxer and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Dogue de Boxer owners?
What types of people are buying the Dogue de Boxer and why?
Where can I buy Dogue de Boxer rescue dogs or find a Dogue de Boxer for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Dogue de Boxer can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Dogue de Boxer puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Dogue de Boxer?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Dogue de Boxer?
As a Dogue de Boxer breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Dogue de Boxer?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Dogue de Boxer’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Dogue de Boxer puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Dogue de Boxer have popular names?
If my Dogue de Boxer is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Dogue de Boxer be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Dogue de Boxer biting?
How do you prevent a Dogue de Boxer chewing?
How do you stop a Dogue de Boxer jumping up?
Does the Dogue de Boxer have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Dogue de Boxer keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Dogue de Boxer dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Dogue de Boxer and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Dogue de Boxer owners?
As a breeder of the Dogue de Boxer , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Dogue de Boxer breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Dogue de Boxer owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Dogue de Boxer?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Dogue de Boxer compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Dogue de Boxer owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Dogue de Boxer?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Dogue de Boxer shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Dogue de Boxer a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Dogue de Boxer?
Can you offer new Dogue de Boxer owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Dogue de Boxer?
What started your interest in showing the Dogue de Boxer?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Dogue de Boxer – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Dogue de Boxer and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Dogue de Boxer?
What official organisations are there for the new Dogue de Boxer owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Dogue de Boxer, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Dogue de Boxer out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Dogue de Boxer special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Dogue de Boxer and do you have any tips or advice for new Dogue de Boxer owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Dogue de Boxer home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Dogue de Boxer to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Dogue de Boxer sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Dogue de Boxer owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Dogue de Boxer?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Dogue de Boxer have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Dogue de Boxer have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Dogue de Boxer vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Dogue de Boxer for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Dogue de Boxer be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Dogue de Boxer spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Dogue de Boxer is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Dogue de Boxer not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Dogue de Boxer?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Dogue de Boxer dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Dogue de Boxer?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Dogue de Boxer?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Dogue de Boxer – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Dogue de Boxer dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Dogue de Boxer or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Dogue de Boxer.